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    Because of crowded public session, our cameraman was compelled to film on a non-public day when he visited the Whitechapel Art Gallery's exhibition of sculpture by Henry Moore from 1950-until-1960
    Sixty-two year old Henry Moore imparts something of his own vigorous presence and agility in each of the 73 works on exhibition.

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    Because of crowded public session, our cameraman was compelled to film on a non-public day when he visited the Whitechapel Art Gallery's exhibition of sculpture by Henry Moore from 1950-until-1960
    Sixty-two year old Henry Moore imparts something of his own vigorous presence and agility in each of the 73 works on exhibition. His work is grim, and on occasion tragic. But there is no doubt that he is the finest sculptor Britain has produced since the Middle Ages.

    The baleful head of the male figure in the 'King and Queen' of 1952 sums up a good deal of the Celtic element in Moore's vision. Five-feet four-and-a-half inches high, these brutally simplified figures are strangely dignified. They are now permanently situated on a hillside overlooking a loch at Glenkiln, Dunfries, Scotland.

    The agony of the 'Falling Warrior' speaks for itself. Moore's more recent seated figures show a new formal preoccupation with a quality of energetic repose.

    Christian and pagan elements are combined in the 'Three Vertical Motives' of 1955-56 with 'Glenkiln Cross' as their centre place.

    'Standing Figure IV' and 'Mother and Child Maquette No; IV' are two of the smaller works produced by this prolific sculptor over the past ten years. The first is nine-and-three-quarter inches high, and the latter only six-and-a-quarter inches. The many miniatures also include two 'Rocking Chair' figures.

    'Draped Seated Woman' 1957-58 in plaster, 'Girl Seated Against Square Wall', 'Seated Woman' and 'Reclining Woman' 1951 are illustrative of the conflict between the tough and the tender in the character of this unassuming genius.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CEG6IQAOKCDFLGHOV4PV1L2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CEG6IQAOKCDFLGHOV4PV1L2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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